Chicago Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Chicago - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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The Loop, Including West Loop and South Loop 50


South Loop 11

The Loop 35

West Loop 4

Near North and River North 23


Near North 16

River North 7

Pilsen, Little Italy, and Chinatown 22


Chinatown 3

Little Italy 4

Pilsen 7

Prairie Avenue 6

University Village 2

Lakeview and the Far North Side 17


Far North and Far Northwest Sides 8

Lakeview 8

Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, and Bucktown 17


Lincoln Park 11

Wicker Park 6

Chicago Outskirts 16


Aurora and Vicinity 1

Brookfield 1

Evanston 3

Glencoe 1

Glenview 1

Highland Park 1

Lisle 1

Oak Park 3

Skokie 1

Vernon Hills 1

Wheaton 1

Wilmette 1

Hyde Park 13

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 1

Arts/ Performance Venue 12

Beach–Sight 1

Body Of Water/ Waterfall 1

Bridge/ Tunnel 2

Building/ Architectural Site 46

Cemetery 1

Commercial District 1

Educational Institution 3

Festival–Sight 1

Financial Institution 1

Garden/ Arboretum 4

Golf Course 1

Government Building 2

Historic District/ Site 3

Hotel–Sight 2

House/ Mansion/ Villa 10

Information Center 3

Library/ Archive 1

Local Interest–Sight 1

Market/ Bazaar 3

Military Site 1

Museum/ Gallery 30

Native American Site 1

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 1

Neighborhood/ Street 19

Park/ Playground 10

Pedestrian Mall 1

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 1

Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 3

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 8

Restaurant–Sight 2

Scenic Drive/ Tour 1

Sports Venue 3

Store/ Shop/ Mall 6

Tour–Sight 18

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 1

Winery/ Brewery/ Distillery 1

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Family 33

Gay and Lesbian 1

Green 1

Historical 23

New 1

Romantic 1

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Untouchable Tours: Chicago's Original Gangster Tour

  • Tour–Sight

Your guides, in character as Prohibition era goons, take you on a bus tour through Chicago's checkered mafia past. Though the kitsch...

Urban Kayaks

  • Tour–Sight

At this popular outfitter you can join 90-minute tours of the main branch of the Chicago River. ...

Water Works Pumping Station

  • Building/Architectural Site

Water is still pumped to some city residents at a rate of about 250 million gallons per day from this Gothic-style structure, which,...


  • Tour–Sight

A "Ghosts and Gansters of Shadytown" tour is one of the unique offerings at Wateriders. ...


  • Tour–Sight

See the city at dusk on the Chicago at Sunset tour. There's also a river architecture tour and a combined river and lake tour. ...

Wheeler Mansion

  • House/Mansion/Villa

At the intersection of Calumet Avenue and Cullerton Street is another of the area's great mansions, which was nearly replaced by a parking...

Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation

  • Tour–Sight

A cadre of music legends, including Etta James, Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Koko Taylor, and John Lee Hooker, recorded here in the former...

Willis Tower

  • Building/Architectural Site

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in 1974, the former Sears Tower was the world's tallest building until 1996. The 110-story,...

Wrigley Building

  • Building/Architectural Site

The gleaming white landmark headquarters of the chewing-gum company—designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White—was instrumental...

Wrigley Field

  • Sports Venue

The nation's second-oldest major league ballpark—venerable, ivy-covered Wrigley Field—hosted its first major league game in 1914...